ERIC Number: EJ1019607
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 102
A Research Metasynthesis on Digital Video Composing in Classrooms: An Evidence-Based Framework toward a Pedagogy for Embodied Learning
Miller, Suzanne M.
Journal of Literacy Research, v45 n4 p386-430 Dec 2013
Calls for research documenting outcomes of new literacy practices in school (e.g., Moje, 2009) focus on the need for understanding adolescents' experiences, what they learn about content, about literacy practices, and about their identities and positions in the world. This metasynthesis of findings from 27 qualitative studies of digital video (DV) composing in secondary schools involved 97 teachers and 135 students as focal participants in ethnographic, case, and grounded theory studies. The focus was on the body of research completed in a mature DV composing project based in sociocultural learning theories, including New Literacies and social semiotics. Following teachers out of professional development on using DV composing as a curricular learning tool into their classrooms and then analyzing across the studies provided trends in contexts for student learning. Following the analytic processes of extracting, categorizing, and translating outlined by Sandelowski and Barroso (2007), six themes were revealed, the components of DV composing pedagogy that led to student engagement in embodied learning: (a) Teacher change toward a New Literacies stance led to development of (b) classroom social spaces for mediating multimodal composing in which participants (c) co-constructed authentic communicative purpose for representing meaning, in part by (d) opening meaning-making to student lifeworlds and cultural resources, and (e) explicitly attending to multimodal design for representing meaning, leading to students' (f) transmediating or translating in symbolic modes. These components working synergistically in classrooms provide an evidence base for a pedagogical framework for students' embodied learning through multimodal composing.
Descriptors: Adolescents, Meta Analysis, Educational Technology, Video Technology, Secondary School Students, Ethnography, Grounded Theory, Secondary School Teachers, Faculty Development, Technological Literacy, Social Theories, Literacy Education, Multimedia Instruction, Reading Instruction, Writing Instruction
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Education Level: Secondary Education
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